The only issue with a flurry of back to back bank holidays is the damage it does to your bank account. If like us you struggle to say no and find yourself bouncing from party to party this list of our essential UK parties may be the last thing you want to see. However for those keen on enjoying the summer sun or content with listening to some serious underground sounds. We have compiled 5 events worthy of your time as part of our club watch series.
Fragments at The Cause, London
Fragments, a London based promoter crew return to the stripped back DIY mega club The Cause this weekend for their second event of the year. To headline the bill they invited Innervisions new boy, Toto Chiavetta into the cage. Born in Italy, the producer has been making waves after his recent IV80 release however, this weekend will mark be the first time he has ventured to the UK capital.
As an artist, the Italian has a long-running love affair with music, guided by his intuition and inspired by artistic freedom. An accumulation of records inspired him to start producing his own many of which have been signed to renowned labels such as Innervisions and Osunlade. Described by many as an innovator, Toto Chiavetta never leaves the dancefloor disappointed. Support comes from the Fragments residents in the form of a Dario Dea B2B Gus Emmett and Victor C.
Horse Meat Disco Summer Yard Party, Liverpool
The Wonder Pot team have joined forces with ‘the queer party for everyone’ aka Horse Meat Disco. As a duo Horse Meat Disco’s impact on the London Gay scene has been momentous. As a result, their raucous, hedonistic all-night dance parties have earned them global appeal.
The London disco dons will this weekend demonstrate their full repertoire of club classics, edgier disco edits and a variety of Italo numbers at the idiosyncratic 400 capacity venue known as 24 Kitchen Street. Residents and local party starters Sonic Yootha will support HMD bringing a similar ethos of unadulterated fun to the decks. Expect the crew to stretch the boundaries with, new wave, old rave, disco, electro, rock, pop, and soul as anything goes at this all day shindig.
Unit 51 presents DJ Seinfeld, Aberdeen
Aberdeen like much of Scottland has a vibrant and rich heritage, that over the years has grown to include a thriving club culture. Nestled deep in the merchant quarter are two tunnels that together form Unit 51. The first tunnel makes for a stylish bar with the second forming the ‘rave cave’.
Dejay duties have this week fallen to Sweedish born Producer DJ Seinfeld. The charismatic Swede is what we would describe as an authentic DJ who possesses the true spirit of early house pioneers. Emotive cuts, verdant dancefloor workouts, and discerning dips into jungle and breaks are the signature sounds of his sets.
Simple presents Helena Hauff at The Bullingdon, Oxford
Oxford’s longest running underground club night Simple return to the infamous, Bullingdon Club this weekend for a full throttle night of dancing and debauchery. This edition sees German DJ and Producer Helena Hauff take over the back room with a variety of hard-hitting, heavy duty sonic sounds.
Born in Hamburg, Hauff has made a name for herself with her own club night called Birds and Other Instruments at the Golden Pudel Club. This was the platform she needed to allow her to take her sound global. Electro, dirty acid, grunge techno, Chicago, breakbeat are all prominent components of her sets, as she utilizes her ability to cross genre to genre with ease. Residents Em Williams and Tim Gore will provide support this techno filled event!
The Pickle Factory x Timedance, London
Bristol label Timedance return to London and head east to The Pickle Factory. Fitted with one of Europe’s most revered and finely calibrated sound systems, it makes for the perfect setting for a genre-bending lineup. Timedance boss Batu will take the reigns and the headline slot. No stranger to the Pickle Factory faithful, this will be his fifth stint demonstrating his impressive grasp of the weird and wonderful techno sounds.
Joining him will be Tunisian born, Concrete resident Deena Abdelwahed, who will be making her Pickle Factory debut. This gig is doubly special as it the first opportunity for her return after previously experiencing VISA problems. Warm up duties fall to the capable hands and deep record collection of up and coming Brighton based artist Metrist. His sound design specially orientated techno blends more modern vices with his drum and bass roots.